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US-9,979,058 Battery thermal energy transfer assembly and method
An exemplary battery thermal transfer assembly includes a thermal interface material having a first side with a plurality of protrusions compressed against a...
US-9,976,936 Testing fixture for vehicle impact simulation
A fixture includes a vehicle body and a tube connected to the vehicle body. The tube has an axis, and the fixture includes a piston slideably disposed in the...
US-9,976,645 System and method of transferring heat between transmission fluid and coolant in oil pan
A system for transferring heat between a transmission fluid and a coolant in a transmission, such as in a motor vehicle, includes a transmission pump for...
US-9,976,625 Pendulum crank cycloid insert for pendulum crankshaft having integral carrier
A pendulum crankshaft for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum crankshaft having pendulum crank cycloid inserts. The inserts may be formed from...
US-9,976,616 Pawl return spring with inactive coils
A pawl return spring includes a surface contacting portion adapted to contact a transmission housing. The surface contacting portion includes a first connection...
US-9,976,592 Automatic transmission shift cable clip
A shift cable clip for use in automatic transmission vehicles is described. In some embodiments, two clip segments encircle a circumference of a transmission...
US-9,976,543 Transmission for motor vehicle and method of pumping transmission fluid through the transmission
A transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft, a transmission pump, a transmission sump and a pump-driving element, which is preferably a drive...
US-9,976,521 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation system diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for on-board diagnostics of an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example, a method may include dynamically estimating...
US-9,976,519 Confidence-modified exponentially weighted moving average filter for engine-off natural vacuum testing
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine-off natural vacuum test and filtering the output of the engine-off natural vacuum (EONV) test based on...
US-9,976,513 Piston with enhanced cooling and engine assembly employing the same
A piston of an internal combustion engine is provided and includes a piston skirt enclosing at least a portion of an underside of a piston crown. A cooling oil...
US-9,976,512 Internal combustion engine with direct injection and reduced particulate emissions
Methods are provided for an engine including modifying fuel injection timing based on engine operating conditions. A delay time period calculation may be based...
US-9,976,503 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water in charge air exiting the CAC may...
US-9,976,502 Methods and system for injecting water at different groups of cylinders of an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an amount of water injected upstream of a group of cylinders based on a determined maldistribution of water among...
US-9,976,500 Method and system for selective cylinder deactivation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a cylinder deactivation pattern to improve camshaft phasing. In response to a request for actuating a camshaft...
US-9,976,473 Condensation control in a charge air cooler by controlling charge air cooler temperature
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and reducing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to charge...
US-9,976,471 Method for warming an internal combustion engine, and internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for expediting warm up of an internal combustion engine cylinder block and engine oil utilizing an existing oil coolant...
US-9,975,580 Joint assembly for vehicle body
A vehicle body assembly may include a header, a roof rail, and a gusset component. The header may define a lateral axis extending across a vehicle body. The...
US-9,975,578 Light weight hybrid B-pillar
A structural member for a vehicle includes an outer panel defining a U-shaped channel. The outer panel is formed from a first material. The structural member...
US-9,975,573 Enhanced steering operation
An operation mode of a first actuator engaged with a steering rack is determined. An operation mode of a second actuator engaged with a steering column is...
US-9,975,569 System and method for controlling electric power steering assist
An automotive vehicle may include an engine, an electric power steering system and at least one controller. The at least one controller may, during an auto stop...
US-9,975,547 Methods and systems for automatically detecting and responding to dangerous road conditions
A method for automatically detecting and safely traversing an accumulation of ice on an impending bridge. The method automatically identifies, by the vehicle,...
US-9,975,529 Performance electric parking brake controllers
Performance electric parking brake controllers determine braking control signals for a performance electric parking brake system of a vehicle based on differing...
US-9,975,518 Airbag
An airbag assembly for a vehicle is provided. The airbag assembly comprises an airbag and an inflator to inflate the airbag when deployed. The airbag comprises...
US-9,975,514 Automotive air bag chute door hinge with variable extension
An air bag chute assembly attaches an air bag module to an automotive instrument panel. An outer collar attaches the assembly to the instrument panel. A tubular...
US-9,975,507 Reinforcement block
A vehicle bumper assembly may include a fascia, a bumper beam arranged inside of the fascia including an upper portion and a lower portion, and a reinforcement...
US-9,975,500 Engine cover applique backing
An apparatus includes an engine assembly and an engine cover. The engine cover includes at least one through hole extending from a top surface to a bottom...
US-9,975,491 Retractable cargo cover system
A retractable cargo cover system is provided for a motor vehicle having three rows of seating. That retractable cargo cover system includes a first receiver...
US-9,975,481 Method and apparatus for animal presence alert through wireless signal detection
A system includes a processor configured to detect a wireless signature indicating an animal presence within a predefined proximity to a vehicle. The processor...
US-9,975,476 Illuminated vehicle foot pedal assembly
An illuminated vehicle foot pedal assembly is provided that includes a foot pedal and at least one light source located on the foot pedal. The assembly further...
US-9,975,475 Notification device for vehicle
A vehicle lighting device is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of light sources configured to selectively emit a first light color and a second light...
US-9,975,455 Release lever counterweight
A counterweighted release lever for a vehicle seat back release mechanism is described. The release lever includes a counterweight providing sufficient weight...
US-9,975,446 Vehicle charge system
A vehicle charge station includes at least a first interface and second interface coupled with a power converter and a controller. The controller is configured...
US-9,975,440 Charge port covering assembly and method
An exemplary charge port covering assembly includes a door assembly moveable between a covering position where the door assembly blocks access to a charge port,...
US-9,975,434 System and method for monitoring contactor health
A method for monitoring contactor health according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, storing wear data associated...
US-9,975,412 Multifunction drive system for a moon roof and other applications
A moon roof system includes a moon roof, a roller shade and a multifunction drive system. That multifunction drive system includes a single drive motor...
US-9,975,401 Method and apparatus for avoiding windowpane misting in a vehicle
An apparatus for avoiding windowpane misting in a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, by activating an anti-misting mode on the basis of measured values of...
US-9,975,400 Method of controlling climate in a parked vehicle
A method of controlling a temperature in a vehicle passenger compartment of a parked vehicle includes the steps of: (a) sensing a temperature inside the vehicle...
US-9,975,399 Vehicle thermal management systems and methods
A vehicle climate control system includes a heat exchanger to heat ambient air using engine waste heat, and a plurality of positive temperature coefficient...
US-9,975,391 Vehicle handling dynamics control using fully active suspension
Arrangements (e.g., method, apparatus, computer-readable non-transitory media embodying a program) for compensating for understeer or oversteer behavior in a...
US-9,974,365 Buckle guide
A guide mechanism may be provided in a buckle assembly including an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. The guide mechanism in one example includes notches in the...
US-9,972,815 Traction battery spacer with retention element
A battery assembly includes a plurality of cells stacked to form an array and a plurality of spacers each disposed between an adjacent pair of the cells. Each...
US-9,972,148 Motor vehicle unlocking method and system
A key-less entry system for motor vehicle uses actuations of one or more pre-existing vehicle components accessible from outside the vehicle, such as door...
US-9,971,943 Vehicle trailer angle detection system and method
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,970,993 Sensor system for measuring battery internal state
Systems and methods for sensing internal states of vehicle batteries are described. From this internal state information, various physical characteristics of...
US-9,970,778 Vehicle and electric bicycle charge monitoring interface
A vehicle system includes a charging interface that is configured to connect to a bicycle battery and a processing device programmed to determine a state of...
US-9,970,623 Vehicular signal and daytime running light assemblies with uniform illumination
A vehicular signal assembly that includes an inner chamber defined by a substrate comprising LED light sources and spaced apart, corresponding Fresnel lenses;...
US-9,970,615 Light-based vehicle-device communications
A system for light-based vehicle-device communication includes a computer programmed to generate a first light pattern based on a received identifier, actuate a...
US-9,970,393 Method and system for purge control
Methods and systems are provided for purging a fuel vapor canister during conditions when purge vacuum is limited, such as during boosted conditions. An...
US-9,970,390 Systems and methods for removing coking deposits in a fuel injection system
Methods and systems are provided for reducing coking deposits in a fuel injection system. In one example, a method may comprise humidifying intake air of an...
US-9,970,385 Composite cylinder block for an engine
A cylinder block for an engine includes a first composite portion having a first surface adjacent to a first recess, a second composite portion having a second...
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